"Oncology Department: I was in agony"
About: The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford) The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford) Telford TF1 6TF
Posted by Joker198 (as ),
My appointment was at the Princess Royal Hospital in the oncology department in January 2013. I went for the results of a scan taken the previous week - following a mastectomy a year previously.
The member of staff I saw examined my scar and then reached my arm up and back. I felt the strain but the pain didn't start until the next day. By the second day I was in agony. I was put on strong pain killers and patches.
The pain started to subside gradually after 6 or 7 weeks, but stil have "pins and needles" down the arm and hand.
I started physiotherapy at the end of April, I was told the pins and needles could last 12 months.
The exercising I am doing now have helped.